Diabetes Self-Management Blog

The beginning of a new year is a time when many people resolve to change themselves in some way — to lose weight, eat more healthfully, or begin an exercise program, for instance. But, as reported by an article in The New York Times, research shows that up to 80% of people who make resolutions at the start of the year have reverted to their old ways by Valentine’s Day.

Perhaps you began the year with good intentions for your diabetes control but, with all of life’s little intrusions, find yourself on track to be among this 80%. If so, a contest over at the blog Diabetes Mine may be just what the doctor ordered: Blogger Amy Tenderich is holding an essay contest that will give three people the chance to try, at no cost, Insulite Laboratories’ Diabetes Advanced Management System for three months. The purpose of the system is to provide people with diabetes a support network while also helping with diet and exercise.

Winners of the contest will receive weekly health protocols via e-mail that include content such as lifestyle tips, sample menus, and access to information on the latest diabetes research. Winners will also have online and, if desired, phone contact with Insulite’s Consulting and Advisory teams, and they’ll additionally have the option of receiving various vitamins, minerals, and herbs from Insulite Labs. Furthermore, the three chosen contestants will have the opportunity to share updates on their progress with readers of Diabetes Mine.

Essays, which must be 500 words or fewer, should describe your diabetes-related New Year’s resolution and explain why you think you’d be a good candidate for this program. Entries should be submitted by February 10, 2009 and can be e-mailed to Tenderich via the link in this blog entry. Tenderich, along with representatives of Insulite Laboratories, will be choosing the winners — two with Type 2 diabetes and one with Type 1 diabetes — with the results announced on February 17, 2009.

This blog entry was written by Associate Editor Diane Fennell.

POST A COMMENT       
  

Comments
  1. Sounds interesting!

    Posted by APalmer001 |

Post a Comment

Note: All comments are moderated and there may be a delay in the publication of your comment. Please be on-topic and appropriate. Do not disclose personal information. Be respectful of other posters. Only post information that is correct and true to your knowledge. When referencing information that is not based on personal experience, please provide links to your sources. All commenters are considered to be nonmedical professionals unless explicitly stated otherwise. Promotion of your own or someone else's business or competing site is not allowed: Sharing links to sites that are relevant to the topic at hand is permitted, but advertising is not. Once submitted, comments cannot be modified or deleted by their authors. Comments that don't follow the guidelines above may be deleted without warning. Such actions are at the sole discretion of DiabetesSelfManagement.com. Comments are moderated Monday through Friday by the editors of DiabetesSelfManagement.com. The moderators are employees of Madavor Media, LLC., and do not report any conflicts of interest. A privacy policy setting forth our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of certain information relating to you and your use of this Web site can be found here. For more information, please read our Terms and Conditions.


What We're Reading
Take Part in the Big Blue Test! (10/15/14)
Free Webinar on Detecting Health-Care Errors and Fraud (10/17/14)
Ski and Snowboard Camps for Kids With Diabetes (10/06/14)
Project Blue November (10/06/14)

 

 

Disclaimer of Medical Advice: You understand that the blog posts and comments to such blog posts (whether posted by us, our agents or bloggers, or by users) do not constitute medical advice or recommendation of any kind, and you should not rely on any information contained in such posts or comments to replace consultations with your qualified health care professionals to meet your individual needs. The opinions and other information contained in the blog posts and comments do not reflect the opinions or positions of the Site Proprietor.


Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring — Part 3: Smart Monitoring

10 Keys to Long-Term Weight Loss

Take Your Best Shot: Stay Up to Date on Vaccines

Complete table of contents
Get a FREE ISSUE
Subscription questions